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>> and that's what's . breaking at 4:30. a packed amtrak overnight. scene in kansas. >> one person still missing and presumed dead after the tug boat tragedy on the hudson river. >> we're also seeing new video of the man police say sexually assaulted a woman at knife point. how he convinced his victim to let him into her building.
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good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. welcome back. >> thank you. >> today is march 14th. you need to grab your umbrella. it will be a wet commute. >> you're never more than seven minutes away from our weather and traffic with bill evans. >> you need the raincoat and boots. sometimes people call them wellies. you need the wellies. if you're not feeling good. we hope you get you wellie. >> long island, 49 around north port. 49 at massapequa. the temperatures are at 41 and 41 poughkeepsie. we have this rain across the southwest continue to move east ward across connecticut and long island. we have off and on rain all day long. all the live long day. temperatures are in the mid and low 30s. like the 40s for the weekend.
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i'm sure this will affect the commute. >> i'm sure it lchlt new jersey transit is running close metro north is doing just fine. once you do the one train, we have track work. there is no service between one officerm and track work. this is near exit 19. that is another accident cleared away. we had an earlier problem on the bqe. stalled tractor trailer. that has been cleared off of the bqe and we're going over here to look what is happening here on the northbound ramp to 127th street closed with construction street cleaning rules in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you. we'll start with the breaking news. an amtrak train derailed. a section of the southwest chief headed from los angeles to chicago went off the rails in southwest kansas just after 1:00 a.m.. now, here are the images just into our newsroom showing some of the cars on their side.
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at least five of the nine cars derailed. amtrak says there were 128 passengers and 14 crew members on board. 11 were taken to the hospital. no word right now on the extent of their injuries. we'll have more on the amtrak derailment in kansas as information becomes available. our time is 4:33. crews are working on a plan to recover the sunken tug boat from the bottom of the hudson. two were killed, one remains missing. kristin thorne is live. she has the latest. >>reporter:. rescue crews are not hopeful that they will be able to find the third missing crew member. 56-year-old harry hernandez of staten island. a lot of the attention turns to how to get the 90-foot tug boat at the bottom of the river. this is 40 feet down. it leaked 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel int river.
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the oil slick is visible. the owner is contracting a private company to pull the boat out. they found the second missing boat member, his body was found in the sunken boat. >> they've reached every possible part of the ship they were able to reach in order to find the third crew member, however, there is no other spaces for them to search at this time that are accessible, so we move on to salvage opera. >> 62-year-old paul ammon of new jersey was the first victim found after the boat crashed into a stationary barge saturday morning. radio transmissions show that crew members did know that they were about to hit that barge but just clearly weren't able to avoid hitting it. governor cuomo says that the the time. we're live in terry town.
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i'm kristin thorne. channel 7, eyewitness news. >> thank you. it is 5:34. there is new video police want you to see to find a man who attempted to rape a woman steps away from her front door. darla miles is live in brooklyn with details. >>reporter: good morning, lori, eyewitness news spoke exclusively with the brother of the woman involved in attack. we're honoring his request not to air the interview but he gave us specific interviews. his 29-year-old sister had returned home from a date before midnight when she was attacked in the lobby of her building near 50th and sunset park. the suspect had a knife, pressed the knife against her neck, molested her and ran away. the nypd this morning releasing new video of the suspect. he is described of between 5'9 and 5'10 wearing a dark hoodie.
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>> it is sad it is happening here and it seems like they're targeting the people from this . >>reporter: now, the brother of the victim says she spent most of the day on saturday working with detectives to try to ieft suspect. if you have any -- to identify the suspect. if you have any information or recognize the person in the vehicle, call crimestoppers.-tips. . it jchlt law enforcement will gather for a final salute to a state trooper killed on a job. a vigil was held for shawn cullen. the 31-year-old died last tuesday when he was hit by a passing driver while responding to a car fire on i-29 #r5. there were several fire trucks
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with lights on law to move over. it will be be at st. charles new video from the bronx. a a crowd. this happened just yesterday afternoon on boston road in catona. if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers. time is 5:37. we're in the final up to a tuesday filled with primary that's could be dream breakers for some presidential hopefuls. we have races in ohio, florida, illinois, missouri and north carolina. the results could determine whether donald trump wins a gop nomination without a contested summer convention. trump continues to blame protesters, the media and bernie sanders for disruptions at his campaign rallies. he leads in florida but is facing tough competition in ohio from kasich. he is campaigning there today with mitt romney.
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the associated press that the contest in ohio, missouri and illinois look tighter than days ago but insist clinton expects to sweep bernie sanders and with her lead in super delegates, that could block any path sanders has to victory. it is 5:38. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. we have bill evans with the let's look outside. it will be pretty moderate to maybe even at times heavy downpours as we go on into the morning commute. here we go. we have pretty good visibility from our camera there. here comes the rain over spreading the area heavier as go into sussex and warren county and hudson river valley. we have the rain showers that are still continuing to spread east ward through connecticut and out towards the eastern long island. the rain extends down south.
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throughout the day today and it is windy. we're looking at 42 for the temperature by 8:00. cloudy, rainy, windy during the day. temperatures in the mid-40's. touching 47 by the time we get to the afternoon. it will be a day that feels like the 30s all day. make sure you have all of the gear. umbrellas and boots. she had on her wellies this morning. >> i did. mm-hmm. >> they're cute. they have little ladybugs on them. >> they do. the frog ones are getting cleeped right now so i'm wearing -- cleaned right now so i'm wearing the ladybug ones. this is what you're looking at this is near exit 19. you can see the accident activity. let's go to the maps and i'll pinpoint where it is. it is on the northbound side near exit 19. the accident is cleared away. we're on or close to schedule. new jersey transit. long island railroad, metro north. one train, track works. no service between 13th and south ferry as a result. still have construction at the
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the holland tunnel is doing just fine and travelling onto the bqe, stalled tractor trailer has been cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken, lower yeeshgs over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead and new this morning, police in hot pursuit of one of their own police cruisers. the chase just ended in we have new video from the scene. >> bird houses have been mysteriously popping up on the upper eastside and each carries a special purpose. >> from the great white way to the white house, our popular broadway act will be on pennsylvania avenue today. >> channel seven is your home for the new york marathon. >> we'll take you mile by mile
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. welcome back. take a look at this new video. you can see a los angeles police officer ramming into another patrol car with the suspect behind the wheel. police say the suspect stole the police cruiser and led officers on an hour long chase before it ended here with officers surrounding the parking lot and opening fire. you can see the smoke filling the air as they tried to reverse away from the officers. the condition is not known this morning.
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to fix the damage left behind after more than 20 freight train cars derailed outside of detroit. they jumped the tracks near howe township. they are blaming a three-foot broken . upper eastside neighborhood is ready for spring after neighbors. nearly two-dozen colorful bird houses docked the trees on east 8rd street between york and east end neighborhoods. the homemade homes appear there one week ago. the man who created the bird houses want to remain anonymous. the owner of a business says he knows who it is. >> he is a very good guy.
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things and he doesn't need anybody to say thank you to them. >> the bird houses are made from local drift wood from local beaches. they'll have somewhere to call home for the sprin summer. >> they're really beautiful. >> yeah. >> nice job. >> so nice. meteorologist bill evans joins us now to tell us if the birds, as they migrate will have nice weather. >> not today. birds of a feather flock together but if they flock together it will be warm. it is rainy and windy and raw. it will feel like the 30s with the windy chill this morning. we have a good visibility even though it is raining. we have the temperature. 51 degrees. the humidity is in the moderate range. the winds are east of five. we can see the rains over run the area yesterday's high was 62 degrees. this morning, we're looking at 46. 41, 44-franklin. hudson river valley, 51 here, 45, bridge port and 50 across islip.
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overnight hours but the winds are coming in here out of the east at 13 and 15 miles an hour at the shore, 3, 7 miles an hour northern winds will pick up today because we have a storm system in the ohio valley. that is spreading rain that is coming up now and moderate now in sussex county from orange and sullivan. rain down to the south and west. it will be more of this coming up today. this will spin on up into can department of corrections into eastern grak lakes and canada and pushing rain our way through much of the day today. rain fall reports are showing nothing so far. three hundredths around toms river. the rain just getting under way. the temperature kind of drops a bit by 7:00 more rain will be over us. rain heavy off and on through the day today through tonight and a left over shower tomorrow morning at 7:00. but then tomorrow, this is ouft
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and upper 50s around and we'll have breaks of sunlight. rainy chillier day. wind gusts up to 30 miles an tonight, cloudy and breezy. we're 42. tomorrow, we start with a shower the afternoon. it will be milder, the high will be 58 degrees. seven-day forecast. we'll be looking at a damp morning but then we have sunshine by the afternoon, wednesday, we'll warm up to the 60s, how is that? we'll be around 62 on wednesday, 60 thursday, and temperatures still above normal as we go into friday and saturday. that is not so bad. no. it is actually going to be a nice week of weather. weather. tomorrow afternoon. >> the rainy day monday get me down but then again i'm happy when lori stokes comes back. goes. it is a nice sentiment. truly well deserved but that is
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not what -- >> in case you didn't know. >> a lot of people wouldn't remember the song. i changed the song from sunday to monday. >> unless they're over a certain age. let's check in with heather o'rourke now. >> a lot of people might not remember that the one trains have track work going on but that should be cleared away in a couple of minutes. no service at this point between 14th and south ferry and then as you go onto the new england through way heading through exit 19, you have that accident cleared away. this is near the queen's midtown tunnel. 21st street is closed down both way between the l.i.e. as you go onto the pulaski bridge. it is closed near the l.i.e. so if you normally take 21st street, think twice. it is an on going accident investigation. minor delays, george washington bridge, the holland and the lincoln, you have construction left over. northbound ramp to 127th street, long-term construction, and we
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have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. a maryland police officer was killed in what is being called an unprovoked attack. a shooter opened fire on the first officer that he saw outside of the landover police station. he was 28-year-old jacai colson. the police chief says the officers immediately returned fire. the suspect was injured and taken to the hospital. the second suspect was caught a short time later. he was shot, he was rushed to the hospital where he later died. governor andrew cuomo released good news for a village in new york dealing with contaminated water. he visited for the first time since a chemical linked to cancer was found in the water supply. residents were told to stop drinking the tap water after tested detected the chemical. a temporary walter filtration is in fact working.
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for the gunman who shot a man as he walked to work in newark. a memorial continues growing for brinton singh. the 55-year-old was shot and killed on roosevelt avenue on his way to work. police are still investigating and trying to determine if this was a targeted attack. time is 4:50. think itself as broadway on the pottomock. cast -- potomoc. the cast will perform at the white house. the cast will answer questions and then perform select songs from the hit show. when you really like the song, summon them to watch. you can't get tickets in new york so come on down! that is great. all of the people waiting two years, now yo three. i love it. such a good show. >> coming up on eyewitness news this morning, amazon's voice control system may be sensitive
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you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. this is the accuweather radar. this is spreading up into the hudson river valley we'll have a rainy morning with temperatures around 1 to 488 that will be dropping. have wind around that will be coming in east at 10 miles an hour here so it is a windy, chilly, rainy day today. temperatures are in the upper 40s. dropping to the mid-40's by noon time today so it will be a rainy day for the morning commute and a rainy day for the afternoon commute with a lot of wind. so make sure you have all of your rain gear. heather is looking at the commute here. weather then heather. >> right behind me is the. in england turn way. is this where the accident was. i'm not seeing any cars in this spot so we'll head over to our maps. i'll pinpoint where the accident was. it was on the northbound side near exit 19. it it kind of looks like we have something working.
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keep my eye on. that we also have this problem. if you take 21st street getting to the l.i.e., 21st street is closed near the l.i.e., queen's midtown tunnel because of an accident investigation. one train has track work. it should be cleared up by five avment alternate side of the effect. 4:55. happening today, police commissioner william bratton will rededicate a plaque that honors a police officer killed 20 years ago today. kevin gillespie was shot in 1996. that stretch of the grand concourse was renamed in his memory last week. police continue evidents to identify three suspects involved in a violent robbery in the bronx. officers released this video yesterday in hopes that it will bring about more clues. detectives say three men attacked a 62-year-old man in
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they approached him near east east. one man threw a punch knocking out the victim. then the three stole his cell phone and cash. the victim is now recovering in the hospital. a in queens is getting help from former u.s. olympic comboeld medallist. jason -- gold medallist. they held a swim clinic for the flushing flyers team. they talked about healthy eating habits and keeping a good mind set. >> you should be thankful for all of the things you have, reflecting your intensity and what you do. these kids have a lot to be thankful for. >> the flushing flyers are preparing for the ymca state competition. they're hoping to win the 3th straits championship title. >> that is a lot of work.
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>> that is the trigger name for giving commands to the amazon echo device and during an npr story on the echo, the announcer said alexa and echo devices in the audience started doing things. some played music or npr and some started tinkering with the smart home phone controls for internet collection lights appeared thermostats. -- and thermostats. they spoke to every a lexa. telling them to pledge lots and lots of money to their local npr stations. >> i have one in my kitchen and my next door neighbor has a daughter named alexa and every time they come over for dinner, the thing goes crazy. they always watch. they know it is not a lie. we're close inning on 5:00. we're following breaking news in kansas an amtrak train went off the tracks sending nearly a
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. we're following breaking news at 5:00 a.m.. an amtrak train derails in kansas sending nearly a dozen people into hospital. >> a recovery mission turning into a val evaluatio salvation mission. >> how long you need to carry your umbrella. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> thank you for joining us, i'm ken rosato. it is march 14thed you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> we start the day with temperatures that are pretty
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we're around 50 to start your day here at 5:00 a.m.. it is raining. we have light rain and fog in thomas river. this hour of the day it should be at 35 up the hudson river valley, 25, so it is a much warmer overnight period with this rain coming up, but with the wind out of the east coming into the rain that is coming up in the southwest it will be a windy, rainy day. rain will creep across fair field county. we have a lot of rain from the city west and southwest. it is a rainy, windy day today. look at the wind. east at 30 miles an hour. we'll see the rain off and on until about this time tomorrow which we'll talk about in the forecast. i keep saying the word heather because i thought i might get coffee. >> it is not working? >> heather, heather, heather. heather. >> don't say beatle juice three times. you can say heather. subway service running on or
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coffee situation for you -- subway service on or close to schedule. we have 24th street near the queens tunnel closed because of an on going investigation. minor delays at bridge construction at the lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel has a minor delay. we're looking at new jersey railroad metro north doing just fine. no major problems there and it looks like we have a pretty good situation here. my camera was moved unfortunately off of the fr drive. it is just fine. ken, over to you. it is 5:02. we start with more of the breaking news we've been telling you about. the least 11 people are in the hospital after an amtrak derailed. southwest chief which was headed from los angeles to chicago went off the rails about 20 miles west of dodge city. at least five cars of the nine-car train derailed. amtrak saying there were
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11 people had to be taken to the hospital. no word on the extent of the injuries. one person on board the tug boat that crashed remains missing. the focus is getting the boat out of the hudson river. kristin thorne is live in terry town. >>reporter: rescue crews say they really have looked everywhere for this missing crew member harry hernandez of staten island but what they're dealing with right now is just some really bad conditions in the hudson river. of visibility. so part of this attention now turns to how they'll get this 90-foot tug boat out of the water. the boat owner hired a praft contractor to submit a -- a private contractor to submit a salvage plan to authorities. it was saturday morning around 5:30 when the tug boat crashed into a stationary barge.
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at the time. the boat, with three crew members on board was travelling from albany to jersey city at time. investigators are trying to figure out how this all >> there are numerous witnesses between the crews and three boats and work crew that was on barge. it will take time to sor. >>reporter: another victim has been identified as 62-year-old paul ammon of new jersey his daughter told us he was supposed to be on vacation at the time but got called back the other victim has been identified as 29-year-old timothy conklin of long island. i'm kristin thorne. channel 7, eyewitness. we have a developing story to tell you about out of brooklyn and police are at a sunset park home where a 2-year-old was found unconscious in a bathtub.
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melody was later pronounced dead. her parents are being interviewed by police. no charges have been filed. an autopsy will determine the child's cause of death. a staten island woman facing murder charges after a newborn baby was found dead at her home. 28-year-old nausheen rahman was arrested yesterday with concealing a corpse. the body was found inside a trash bag after she walked to the hospital and doctors determined she had just given birth. >> i would have picked a baby up and taken it to the hospital. >> the medical examiner has yet to denver how the newborn died. a man suspected of shooting two queens deli workers is dead. the gunman argued with the pair at mike's deli in ridge wood before opening fire and hurting them. more than an hour later, officers tried to pull the suspect over in brownsville when they heard a gunshot. they rushed to the car, found
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both of the dell yie employees are expected -- deli employees are expected to be okay. turkey's president is vowing to bring terrorism to its knees following sunday's deadly car bomb attack. the turks blame suicide bombing on kurdish militants who are trying to establish their own territory in southern turkey. the turkish airport hit 18 kurdish targets this morning and rund up of suspects is on the way. the united states and nato condemned the attack which killed 34 people and hurt 120 others. an al-quaida group is claiming responsibility for sunday's attack. deadly attack on three beach front hotels in ivory coast. 14 civilians and two members of the special forces were killed as well as six gun men. one possible target may have been an american trade delegation. the americans have not made it shooting started.
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west african country since november. time now is 5:06. today, it is the sprint to super tuesday after a violent weekend. voters are about to polls in five states including florida and ohio. abc's kenneth moten has the latest from ohio. >>reporter: donald trump's rivals pointing out the images of violence at the rallies are being seen around the world. some of the toughest criticism come from the two men who have a lot to lose if they don't win their home states. donald trump under fire as violence and protests continue to break out at his rallies. >> it was totally organized trouble makers. they're not protesters, they're disrupters. they're supposed to disrupt. >> rising tempers sparked violence in illinois, missouri, and ohio. more secret service agents are
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after one man even tried to rush the stage as trump spoke. but as trump's rivals on both attack. >> he is trafficking in hate and fear. >> no matter what it takes, i will not take the low road to the highest office in america. >> the violence has been a distraction from the race for the white house, a path that leads through the delegate rich states of florida and ohio tomorrow. >> after tuesday, worries going to see -- we're going to see this race narrow clearly two-person race. >> john kasich is leading trump in the buckeye state but marco rubio is trailing in his state. >> they will have to explain why they're so wrong. >> bernie sanders is hoping for the same. five states have him behind hillary clinton. >> we think we have a chance to
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>> today the trail here in ohio will get another familiar face. one of donald trump's biggest critics, 2012 gop nominee mitt romney will campaign for governor john kasich including an election eve rally tonight. reporting live here in cleveland ohio, kenneth moten, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> thank you. it is 5:09. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> here we go. let's look at our camera at times square. we have good visibility despite the fact that is raining. we have rain ad drille and we'll see this -- drizzle and we'll see this building. the temperature is actually, for this hour, 50 degrees, southbound 15 degrees warmer than normal. that will drop into the 40s. this will make it chilly. you see on the satellite radar pictures. rain, kings ton. spreading across long island, all of this from the south and west through the north east. we'll va have that off and on
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through the day. low is centered here in michigan and will keep going into canada but will be sending waves of rain through the area all day long through the morning commute. we're about 42, windy and rainy in the afternoon, we're about 46, 47 degrees and then we'll have the rain into tonight. you know it will be a rainy, windy day with the gusts to about 47, gusts to about 47 miles an hour. i keep saying heather and then when i say heather, here sm she comes with the traffic. heather, heather. >> did you get coffee yet? >> i got coffee. >> here is the viaduct that brings you into the queens midtown tunnel. we have something happening here. it is not on the viaduct or the l.i.e.. it is # 1st street that is closed down right before you get to the viaduct. this is an on going accident investigation. if you normally use 21st street to get down to the l.i.e. to take you to the queens midtown tunnel, that will be a tough spot for you.
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through way going north near exit 19. we have this sdpt here. it looks like this sdpt has been cleared away. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, dozens
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. 5:13. a fire in queens sends six people to the hospital, a five are firefighters. flames broke out in flushing. 140 firefighters responded to the blaze. the injured firefighters reportedly suffered electric
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they were all taken to new york presbyterian hospital. they're expected to be okay. a serious of crashes involving -- a series of crashes involving more than a hundred vehicles in north carolina. the road was wet at the time and that may have been a factor in the first crashs the rest might have been a result of rubbernecking. 5:14. thousands of homes are sdrchled after severe flooding -- are destroyed after severe flooding hit the south. that number could rise as the flooding cannots. president obama signed a major disaster declaration for louisiana yesterday sending federal aid for flood victims. four people have died in louisiana since the storms began last week. there are 1400 national guard troops working to rescue people from flooded communities. 5:14. meteorologist bill evans joining us now with the accuweather forecast. >> we have cloudy skies. we have showers right now. we still have pretty good visibilities here.
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we can see all the way down there. that is looking good and the power play around queens. we have a good looking morning here. you need the rain gear, the long raincoat. winds are showing up calm here to an east wind but the wind is starting to build. it was in the 40% range last hour. yesterday's high was 62. that different great. normal high is 49. normal low, 35, we should be at 35 this hour, we're at 50. later today it is 15 degrees colder and we'll have a gusty wind making it raw and rainy today. temperatures rebound back into the 60s by wednesday. it is 52 right now around kingston and poughkeepsie. these numbers are warm. should be 35 around the five burroughs #25shgs to 30 north and west -- 25 to 30 north and west. we have this east wind off of the 43-degree water here. that makes it feel much chillier today, you know, once you tackle on the rain with that.
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that is heavy here along the freeway and hudson river. we'll have the issues right and wind. they're trying to recover that tug. we'll see this rain coming up all day long off and on and of the rain fall has started to come down. 800 around summerville. through the morning commute, temperature drops into the low and mid-40's here. the winds out of the east will make it feel like the 30s. rainy, windy and raw even into tonight and tomorrow morning. we'll have a left over shower. by the afternoon, we're into the mid and upper 50s with cloudy skies and we'll have breaks of sunshine, so we'll have much better weather going on into the week. after school today, kids, it is rainy and windy. i don't think you have much going on today. but getting to the bus this morning and the bus this evening, you'll need your rain gear. it is chilly, windy and rainy. temperatures at 47, feels like the 30s. cloudy and breezy. periods of rain tonight and we're looking at 42.
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little shower and drizzle in the morning. breaks of sun by the afternoon and we're at 58 degrees. your accuweather seven-day forecast, we're looking at 60 by wednesday, 60 on thursday, couple of little spring shower coming your way, and then friday we're into the upper 50s but we'll hang around the upper 50s into the weekend and then that is the end of winter, going out on a very -- >> really? that is it? >> so says the calendar. >> oh, okay. >> that is this weekend. you know? don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you. goodbye winter. >> long fair well. >> so long! >> let's look at subway status. subway service is running on or close to schedule. new jersey transit, long island railroad. metro north, on or close to schedule.
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21st street right near the queen's midtown tunnel viaduct. if you normally use 21st street, down. on going accident investigation. we're also looking at this problem on the new england freeway. northbound near exit 19, looks like that accident is cleared away. minor delays across the board at hudson river crossings. let's look at web cam to show you the route as you go on to the l.i.e. into the queen's midtown tunnel. good ride getting to the tunnel itself. 21st is what you want to avoid. the street cleaning rules are in effect for today. all right. thank you it is 5:18. you don't to be a math money addition to appreciate --
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. iconic fitness instructor richard simmons is reportedly taking a break from the public eye after rumors he was missing. a representative says reports of simmons being held in his home against his own will are false. he says the 67-year-old is now working behind the scenes after his four-decade long career in the spotlight. this comes after the daily news published reports from simmons friends who say they have not seen him in two years. five:# one.
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a new survey shows nypd officers feel the city is less safe than two years ago. they're suffering morale at less than three on a scale of one to 10. all officers responding to the survey say suspects are more likely to resist arrest and police work is more difficult. the department has not seen the results of the survey. new research indicating a possible connection between daylight saving time and your risk of suffering a stroke. preliminary results of a study in finland say stroke rates increase 8% in the two days after we spring ahead. that would be yesterday and today. the number jumps to 20% for people over 65. researchers say the problem is the disruption of your sleep patterns. so basically, be very, very careful today. >> that is really intere. it is 5:22. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic with bill. >> we have ourselves a little bit of a cloud cover.
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a little bit of a rain shower falling right now. we'll see this through the morning commute and we have rain. the heaviest is off to the south and to the west. we're at philly. up at the turnpike. we have rain through i-80. this keeps building and moving north east ward as we go into the morning commute. we'll have that for the morning commute through the day. temperatures, 45 bridge port. 37 here around monticello. 50 around the park to 49 newark and elizabeth. with the east wind also, that makes it feel rather chilly for the day today. hey, heather, you know what today it s? >> is it national pie day? >> it is pie day. >> oh. not that kind of a pie though. >> no. >> yeah, right. there you go. what? i don't know what you just said, be careful over there. this is the l.i.e. as it takes you into the queen's midtown tunnel. a good ride on the l.i.e. if you
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over to the maps. there is a problem on 21st street. if you normally take 21st to take down to the viaduct it is closed in both ways for an on going investigation. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ron over to you. >> we'll getting -- we're getting new details on an amtrak derailment that happened overnight. we'll bring you the update at 5:30. a new trial over general motor's faulty ig nis switches
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up $0.12 in a week, the biggest increase. the demand is up. we're driving more because gas has been so cheap. with no other family friendly films, zootopia swarned. dead pool was third at 11. because it it is 3/14 or national pie day. you can win free pizza pie today. >> be the first person to answer three tough math questions and you might win 3.14 years of free pizza. >> we'll do this math for you. that is worth $1,600. >> all of that math is hurting my brain right now. >> that is america's money. >> it is five:# eight. coming up in the -- 5:28.
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. an attempted rapist on the loose. police release new video in the search for the man who attacked a woman inside her brooklyn apartment building. >> breaking overnight, an amtrak train derails in texas. we're learning how many people are hurt. >> a rainy morning commute. we'll tell you how long you're going to need to keep your wet weather gear handy. and good morning! i'm out of practice. he is supposed to be reading first but i'm going to, first. good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> it is all good. i'm ken rosato. we're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here is bill evans in the accuweather forecast. this is getting good. don't go anywhere. let's look outside. we have rain and we've got a little bit of wind. east wind at seven.
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it is a rainy 50 degrees. 47, 45 around nor walk and 36 down the jersey shore. we have the rain from southwest to north east and it will be creeping up the hudson river island in connecticut. we have this rain around the hudson river valty. will be a rainy day all the live long day. the temperatures keep dropping. the winds will be out of the east. it will be raw and rainy and feel like the 30s. today. the nice, long raincoat to keep you warm and the boots and umbrella and all that kind of thing. she had on her wellies this morning as she came in. >> yes. >> heather is looking at the commute. >> and my raincoat with my hood and it was yellow. here is the grand central parkway. you can see it is doing just fine here. let's go over to our maps we have a problem on the grand central parkway at the q grand central change. we have an accident that is cleared away. it is the ramp to the van wick expressway.
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21st street both ways near the queens tunnel viaduct. we have an accident investigation. 21st street is closed down as a result. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. over to you. thank you. it is 5:32. we have breaking news now. we learned that a badry injured man was found lying in the roadway leading to the queen's midtown tunnel. the man was found at 8:00 last night at 21st street and 49th avenue. he was taeven to columbia press tear yshgs he was taken to columbia presbyterian. he had been struck by a vehicle in what appeared to be a hit-and-run. we have a crew headed to the scene. we'll bring you a live report as soon as they arrive. 5:32. an update to breaking news we're bringing you in southwest kansas. as many as 20 people are in the hospital after an amtrak train derailed. it jumped the tracks west of dodge city. the train was headed from los
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members were on board again. at least 20 people were in the hospital. no word on the extent of the injuries. 5:33. one person on board the tug boat that crashed remains missing. crews shift the focus on getting the boat out of the hudson river. kristin thorne has the latest for us in terry town. >> rescue crews are not hopeful that they will be able to find the missing crew member, 56-year-old harry hernandez of staten island. so, yes, really, the focus turns to trying to get that 90-foot tug boat out of the water. it is at the bottom of the hudson river, about 40 feet down. it leaked about 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. the oil slick is clearly visible if you go up to the water. the boat owner is contracting a private owner to pull the boat out. the boat, we're told, has significant damage so that could make that process harder than it
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already would be. yesterday rescue crews found the 2nd missing crew member, . his body was -- long island. his body was found on the sunken boat. >> they reached every possible part of the ship they were able to reach in order to find the third crew member. however, there is no other, no other spaces for them to search accessible. we move on t operations. >> 62-year-old paul ammon of new jersey was the first victim found after the boat crashed into a stationary construction barge at the bridge saturday morning. radio transmissions show the crew members did realize they were about to hit the construction barge brut not able to turn the boat around in time. we're live in terry town, i'm kristin thorne. channel 7, eyewitness. >> thank you. it is 5:34. police in brooklyn are looking
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for the man who tried to rape a woman in the lobby of her sunset park apartment building. police released this surveillance video of the man they want to catch. they say the woman was coming home from a date close to midnight on saturday when she let the man into her building when he said he lived there. the man then pressed a knife to the woman's throat and sexually molested her before running off. new jersey law enforcement will gather for a final salute to a state trooper killed on the job. a vigil was held last week for state trooper shawn cullen. the 31-year-old died last tuesday when he was hit by a passing driver when responding to a car fire. there were several fire trucks and patrol cars on the scene with their lights on at time. new jersey lawmakers are working to rename the law requiring drivers to move over when approaching the scene of a crash in his honor. the funeral for the officer is at noon at st. charles church. let's look at this video from the bronx.
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runs into a crowd off camera and fires into a gun on boston road. luckily nobody got hurt. if you have any information about this person, you're asked to call crimestoppers. 5:35. happening today. police commissioner william bratton will rededicate a plaque that honors a police officer killed 20 years ago today. officer kevin gillespie was fatally shot when he pulled over a stolen bmw in the bronx in 1996. that stretch of the grand concourse is renamed in gillespie's memory last week. time is 5:36. the race fort president gets sizzling hot tomorrow with five crucial states on the line and results could mean an end for some presidential campaigns. donald trump has marked the lead to in to the primaries october hechlt, florida, illinois.
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that can stop trump and marco rubio is trailing trump in his home state. violence in the political process in america is not acceptable. sanders also denied sending protesters to disrupt the chicago rally. aids hillary clinton told the associated press that tomorrow's contests in ohio, missouri and illinois look tighter than days ago but insist that clinton expects to sweep sanders. 5:37. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill evans with your accuweather forecast. >> grab your rain gear. we were just grabbing our rain gear in the weather center and i dropped it all over the place. >> he did. >> heather is mad at me for opening the umbrella indoors. here is what is going on. get your umbrella and raincoat. you'll need it. it is raining right now. it will continue through the day. looking at temperatures around 50 degrees. here is the rain we're talking about. you get into orange county. the rain is coming down heavily
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we have it moving through connecticut, long island, coming off in waves all day long. the lows keep pushing and throwing rain at us and really until this time tomorrow, too. we're looking at 43 by 45. 15 degrees cooler than it was this time, 50 degrees cooler than the afternoon yesterday -- 15 degrees cooler than the afternoon yesterday. it will be raining before school it will be raining after school. it will be raining tomorrow morning before school. make sure you have your rain gear. no one has ever stormed the traffic stage ever. >> this is true! this is true. that's right. i'm just missing my airplane that is right behind you. >> heather airlines. >> here is the van wick expressway near the q garden interchange. traffic is okay in this spot but i'll show you where there is an accident on the grand central parkway going westbound. an accident is cleared away.
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and then we have this problem on 21st street both ways near the queens mid tunnel viaduct. this accident investigation we've been telling you about. it is the queens midtown tunnel. let's look at this web. we'll show you how it looks trying to get to the queen's midtown tunnel. we have street cleaning rules in effect for today. ken, lori, over to you. >> all right. thank you. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, governor cuomo pays a visit to a chemical leak.
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both sides dropped the case. a new trial starts today and it could define. gm paid $275 million to settle 1,400 cases and 3 hundred million to end a class action lawsuit. governor andrew cuomo announced good news for a village in new york that has been dealing with contaminated water. the governor visited the neighbor a hood for the first time since a chemical leak linked to cancer was found in the water supply. in december, residents were told to stop drinking tap water after a test detected the chemical pfoa. the governor says preliminary tests show a temporary water filtration system is working but admits the system is not a long-term solution. >> is the permanent filtration system the answer? alternative water source the answer? people still should not drink the water. the company thought to be responsible for the
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contamination are paying for bottled water. it is 5:42. meteorologist bill evans joining us now with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> there we go. we're looking outside this morning and there is the chrysler building and we have good visibility. we can see out to laguardia airport beyond the east river there and flushing bay and the flushing flyers is going to be a morning where we have the rain off and on through the day into the afternoon and into tonight. there we go. you're seeing a good visibility here south of the bridge and all the way down there to the power plant, rose dale to one world trade. the temperatures are on the chilly side and drops, 50 is the temperature now. humidity 54%. east wind at five. the pressure is steady at 40.13. yesterday's high was 62. that felt great. normal high is 449 and the temperature now should -- 49 and the temperature now should be at 35.
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by the time we get to the afternoon it will be 15 degrees colder than yesterday. set your clock forward one hour? some of us didn't. >> uh-oh. 50 around north port in mass peeka. what do you -- mass peeka. i was like, what do you mean it is 9:00? 20 miles around belmar so this east wind coming in. it will make for problems today. it will be windy and chilly with the rain coming dproufrp southwest to north east it will feel like a chilly here is the low center right here between chicago and detroit. cuts into the great lakes. just pushes waves our way and pushes warm air our way as we get into tomorrow. so, the rain fall amounts are creeping up here. nothing impressive yet. as we get into the morning commute, there is more rain over spreading rain into tonight and you see the temperatures are in the low 50s. tomorrow morning, we'll have a left over shower. we'll be around 55 to 58 degrees
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and the sun will break out tomorrow afternoon and gets back to 60 degrees by wednesday. so kids, you need your rain gear at the bus stop this morning and then after school, 45 degrees, windier, rainy, i'll give it an f for the day today. it is just windy, rainy and cloudy, chilly, wind gusts 30 miles an hour. 30s line wind. cloudy and breezy and morning rain and drizzle tomorrow but it is milder by the afternoon with the sunny breaks. your accuweather seven-day forecast, we have a damp daybreak tomorrow, but then 60 on wednesday and we have 60 on thursday, it might be a scattered sprinkle or a shower. not bad. normal temperatures, the hiefs are normally -- the highs are normally 49. we're in the mid to upper 5's to close out the winter, last week of winter this weekend. >> okay. moving right along. >> what do we do to welcome spring?
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do we have a welcome spring >> oh, yeah. we should ask heather. >> okay. no cheering going on here. this is the q guard yeps interchange and the van wick expressway. we have a problem getting into this spot but not on the van wick itself as we take a look at this and i can tell you that as you head onto the grand central parkway westbound, the ramp to the van wick, that is where the accident is we have a bit of a delay as you get into that spot and we also have this problem. darla miles is on her way here between the queens smith town tunnel. we have the full closure going on. accident investigation, so if you normally take 21st street to get to the town tunnel, that is what you want to think byte we have mechanical problems. they have been repaired. so the four trains are running expect delays. new jersey transit. metro north. schedule. minor delays across the poord at
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let's look at web cam and show you that viaduct as you head to the queen's midtown tunnel. avoid. the street cleaning rules are in >> thank you. 5:47 and still ahead on eyewitness news this morning. a man steals a police cruiser out west and leads police on a high speed chase.
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. welcome back. it is 5:49. police are trying to identify
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violent robbery in the bronx. police released this video. three men attacked a 62-year-old man in wakefield tuesday night near east 220th street and bronx park east. one man threw a punch knocking out the victim an the three stole his cell phone and cash. the victim is recovering at the hospital. it is 5:50. a maryland police officer was killed in what is being called an unprovoked attack. police say a shooter opened fire on the first officer he saw outside of the landover police station yesterday afternoon. that officer was 28-year-old jacai colson. the police chief says the officers immediately returned fire. the intaukt injured and taken to the hospital. second suspect was caught a short time later. officer colson was rushed to the hospital where he later died. >> he was a real cop's cop. he didn't shy away from any calls. never shishged responsibility. he was -- shirked responsibility. he was always working and was
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there for his fellow brots and sisters. >> colson was a four-year veteran of the force. he would have turned 29 years old this week. >> very sad. time is 5:51. a frightening encounter at a 7-eleven in the death with a hatchet swinging suspect. a customer armed with a concealed and legal handgun stopped the attack on a clerk outside of seattle. investigators say a suspect wearing a mask walked into the store yesterday morning and started swinging a hatchet at the worker and the customer. >> at one point the suspect attacked at clerk and our customer, the good samaritan pulled out a firearm and fired suspect. >> the suspect was killed. the clerk suffered a stomach injury but is expected to be okay. we just learned the suspect accused of stealing a los angeles police cruiser has been shot and killed by police. officers say the man stole the car and led officers on an hour long chase before it ended here with officers surrounding the
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suspect in a parking lot and opening fire. you can see smoke filling the air as the suspect tried to reverse away from the officers. no word on how the man was able to steal the cruiser. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, presidential play steps off the broadway
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. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic together here on eyewitness news this morning. look at the rain all the way up through i-80, i-84 right here along i-95 in connecticut. the mayor parkway down the jersey turnpike and garden state parkway. this will continue not only through the morning commute but this will continue through the evening commute and then to tomorrow morning. 45 at bridge port right now. 47 around river head.
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48, 49 around elizabeth. these numbers are warm. we have an east wind here. those numbers will keep dropping. the east wind will keep picking up. it makes it rainy, chilly, windy and raw. staten island ferry and jersey city. you have this gusty wind here. be careful getting on and off the ferry as you go back and forth from bridge fort port to fort jeff, you have a lot of rain there too. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. how is it going out there. >> we have this behind me. this is the tribureau bridge. we have a lot of activity going on. this is the bronx bound. as you go to the triburrough bridge. it will take you to manhattan. this will take you to the bronx. we have the accident on the queen span heading towards the bronx. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. it is 5:55. an upper eastside neighborhood
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mystery gift from a neighbor. nearly two-dozen colorful bird houses dot the trees on east 83rd street between york and east end avenues. the homemade homes appeared there one morning just a few weeks ago. the man who created the bird houses wants to remain anonymous. the owner of a local cafe knows who he sand says he does to bring joy to his neighbors. >> he is a very good guy. he always is doing a lot of things and doesn't need anybody to say thank you to them. >> the bird houses are made from drift wood found at local beaches. the cast members of hamilton appear today at the white house. president obama will introduce them at a special student workshop hosted by michelle obama the cast will answer questions and perform select songs from the super mega hit show. closing in on 6:00 and
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developing right now in queens, the search is on for a hit-and-run driver after a victim was found in the middle the scene. >> we're also updating terrifying moments on an amtrak kansas. several people are injured. >> investigators in brooklyn are talking to a parent as or parents of a 2-year-old at this hour after the toddler was found dead. >> you better grab your rain gear before you head outside. meteorologist bill evans has
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accuweather forecast when we built our factories here because of a huge natural resource. not the land. the water. or power sources. it's the people. american workers. they build world-class products. and that builds communities. and a better future. for all of us. because making something in america means so much, to so many.
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. developing at 6:00, a man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run in queens. the victim found lying in the street. this is a live look at the scene in long island city. >> several people hurt and amtrak train derailed overnight. we have new video mr. from the scene. >> -- from the scene. >> and you'll need your rain boots and umbrella all day long. it will be a raw, windy, and rainy day. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is monday, march 14th. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. we begin with meteorologist bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> morning commute, evening commute and even tomorrow morning, you'll need your rain gear. here is what is going on this morning. 48 degrees. it will be the 6:00 temperature. temperature will has been dropping. 48 islip. 48, 47 along the ocean counties. we have waves of rain.

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